Dear Carmel Creek Families,
What’s Coming Up At School?
MAPS (Measures of Academic Progress) testing will begin soon and run through the first week in October. The MAP is one measure, of many, used to guide instruction and to monitor each student’s progress. This is a computer adapted achievement test in English Language Arts and mathematics. This year, students across the District will take the MAPS test on their student issued iPad. This assessment measure will be administered by your child’s teacher and in his/her classroom. Your classroom teacher will share information about MAPS results and your child’s progress during parent-teacher conferences in November. The MAP will be administered to first, second and third Graders during the fall window.
PTO meeting will be held on Thursday September 21st at 8:45 am room 16. All families are welcome. There are many volunteer opportunities to be filled. Thank you for considering giving of your time. The garden, Tinker Lab, Discovery Labs and Cougars In Motion always welcome volunteers. The children love to participate in planning school activities and especially love seeing you in the building or in their classroom. For up to date PTO information and volunteer opportunities please go to the sign-up genius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4ba9a82aa7fa7-20172018
School Picture Day is schedule for Wednesday September 20th. There will also be a make- up day on September 27th. Mrs. Kuski or your teacher can answer any additional questions, should you need further assistance.
We were very sad to say good-bye to Ms. Narmore this week. Ms. Narmore is returning home to Alabama to be with her family. We are grateful for the efforts of Ms. Narmore as she launched our site STREAM program with great dedication and child-centered decision-making.
We are very excited to welcome Ms. Tiffany Farnsworth as our new STREAM TOSA. Ms. Farnsworth is a well-respected teacher and leader within our Solana Beach Community. Ms. Farnsworth is passionate about STEM Learning and has served on many of the early task force teams that developed our current STREAM programing. She is a wealth of information, a strong instructor and a very caring teacher. Ms. Farnsworth is currently teaching 5th grade at Solana Pacific. She will begin her transition to Carmel Creek over the next couple of weeks.
We are also thrilled to welcome a new Art Instructor. Ms. Martin, successfully completed her teaching credential program and has been offered a full-time position in the Oceanside School District. Our new art instructor will begin within the next one or two weeks.
Thank you to all parents and caregivers who attended our Back To School Nights. Your partnership is greatly appreciated.
Have a wonderful week.